Nos confins da web, existe uma comunidade chamada simplesmente, Figment.
Figment, em inglês, significa “ficção, imaginação, invenção”.
“A figment of my imagination” – “Um produto da minha imaginação”. Captou a ideia?
Na prática, Figment é uma comunidade onde se pode compartilhar sua produção escrita, conectar-se com demais leitores, e descobrir novas histórias e autores. Seja qual for sua predileção, de sonetos a mistérios, de ficção científica a romances, você pode encontrar por lá.
Mas chega de elogios. Acabei de me afiliar, então ainda há muito o que descobrir sobre Figment, se realmente vale a pena ser um membro. No entanto, em minha modesta opinião, toda divulgação do mundo literário vale a pena.
O que me levou a conhecer Figment? Minha sobrinha mais velha, que após alguns e-mails trocados acerca de “Jogos Vorazes”, me apresentou ao artigo “O que faríamos por amor”. Também estávamos comentando que Peeta Mellark, um dos personagem principais, entraria fácil para meu hall de cavalheiros, cujo número um -sem surpresa – será sempre de Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Enfim, apesar de pequeno e ingênuo, achei que valia como pretexto introdutório a Figment:
In Lauren Oliver‘s Delirium, we’re introduced to a world where love is considered a disease, one that the government deems fatal. Fortunately there is a cure. A legally mandated, everyone-must-take-it, kind of cure. Think booster shot from HELL.
But Lena is defiant. She’s willing to defy the law, lose her family, and live in exile–as long as it means she can keep her love for her boyfriend, Alex. At the beginning of Pandemonium, though, Lena has been separated from Alex and everything she knows. She might never see Alex again, and when she does . . . he might be Cured.
Lena is willing to go pretty far for Alex, and we understand why. He’s smart, sensitive, and hothothot. There are some characters that we would kill for–literally KILL for–if it meant they’d hop off the page and into our lives. Here’s what we’d do for the love of our favorite characters:
Peter Pan (Peter Pan)
So, there’s something charming and endearing about this always-a-boy. But, he’s an ALWAYS A BOY. It’s a little creepy. You’ll grow older, but he never will? Skeevy.
WHAT WE WOULD DO: Like, give him a high-five? Maybe?
Jacob Black (Twilight)
Taylor Lautner’s version of Jacob Black is fine. Yes, yes, and yes.
We can’t get over how emotionally manipulative and whiny this character is! Talk about not respecting a girl’s wishes. I’m going to go into battle and not defend myself and maybe get killed UNLESS! You kiss me. Not okay, son.
WHAT WE WOULD DO: A hug, for sure. But one of those bro-hugs, where you pound your fist into the hug-ee’s back.
Char (Ella Enchanted)
Char is the total package. He’s a sweet, charming prince, who likes to get to know a girl a little before he, I dunno, chases her across the country to return a shoe. You couldn’t ask for a more thoughtful guy.
WHAT WE WOULD DO: I think we could at least live up to his standards and break a curse or two. We’d throw in sweet-talking some ogres, why not?
Peeta (The Hunger Games)
I’D CATCH A GRENADE FOR YA! VOLUNTEER FOR THE GAMES FOR YA! Someone who doesn’t sound like a rusty hinge should get on that parody, stat. Peeta would *literally* do *anything* for the woman he loves. Any. Thing. Anything. Plus those flour-sack-lugging biceps? Please. Thank you.
WHAT WE WOULD DO: Fight to the death, kill some human dogs, fight to the death again, lead a revolution, blah, blah, blah—everyday kind of stuff.
Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
WHAT WE WOULD DO: Anything. You want someone killed? Yes. You want us to put on a clown hat, head to a mini-mall, jump in a fountain, do the Macarena, while playing corn-dog baseball? Done, done, and done.